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How to Repair a Windshield : How to Know if Crack Can Be Repaired in Windshield

August 24, 2019

Hi, I’m Heath Heine with Clearview Windshield
Repair here on behalf of Expert Village. In this clip you are going to see how to repair
a crack in your windshield. We are going to get started on the crack repair. We have about
an 8 inch crack here. Now there is two ways, two methods that you can do with repairing
a crack. One is actually drilling into the tip of it and again popping a bullseye. As
you know from the bullseye state, it stops the break from going in different directions.
So we’ll drill in, take your probe and loop that bullseye around it. Now from this point,
you take your bridge and you apply it to that bullseye and you can start some of the injection.
One of the other things that is needed with a crack repair on a windshield is you will
want to use one of your injectors and take it out of the bridge. After you’ve put some
resin in it, you will run it along the crack to inject resin into that crack. Now the second
process is opposed to drilling that bullseye and popping it, you can flex from it inside
of the windshield with your hand if you can reach there or with your probe if it is a
little bit farther. As you flex what happens is you are opening that glass to the surface
so that you can start your injection process. So this time I am going to flex, take my injector
full of resin and insert the resin along the crack. Run it all the way to where the crack
actually started to. Now it is time for the sun to cure it.

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  • Reply JuliusJueLi March 15, 2008 at 5:12 am

    very helpful.

  • Reply Alex Hayworth October 21, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    this don't work at all

  • Reply TJ March 30, 2009 at 12:59 am

    No, it actually works.
    I did this to my corolla which had a foot long crack but the key is to flex the glass as much as you can so the resin can flow.

  • Reply jochooi June 16, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Yeah, I flexed it alright – and the crack become a canyon – dang !

  • Reply VilifiedVapez July 13, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    you install?

  • Reply DJLOUIEMIX October 6, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    true !!

  • Reply Windshield Fitters November 6, 2009 at 7:44 am

    What!? I have never heard of any1 making a bullseye or star break at the end of the crack to stop it! but it could work. It actually will be more visible after. I just drill about a millimeter after the end of the crack or very close to it until I get to the middle layer, & it stops it and is less visible, (you have to have good eyes). Now the method he uses to fill the rest of the crack saves a lot of resin. I just use a dropper. He doesn't cover with plastic after then cure it?

  • Reply Adrian F. Long January 28, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    You have to star the crack to relieve the stress on the windshield.

  • Reply Alex Hayworth March 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    you really should use a muti-viscosity to fix a crack. stone resins sit around 20cps that not going to hold at the edge for very long. you need about a 1600-800cps to fix a edge part and around a 500-400cps to fix the middle, but good job on tapping the bulls eye at the point, you got that part right.

  • Reply wsvitak May 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I dont know much about fixing cracks but this kinda seemed like a shitty way compared to some of the videos I seen on here. If it was that easy everyone would be in business. I thought u had to vacuum it first and then apply the resin. Plus you can still see the crack in the windshield. No vacuum, uv lamp or polish? is this really a good way?

  • Reply arm4life87 June 22, 2010 at 6:30 am

    it looks like a simple process, and i would do it if i had the tools ,but im low on cash so how much would thi8s be at a shop.

  • Reply Gage June 27, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    @TSPenn1 How can you vacuum the bullseye first? Won't the crack make it impossible to get a seal to create a vacuum? What am I missing here? I do composite repairs on aircraft and it's not easy to stop vacuum leaks. I would think you'd do the capillary action thing in the crack first and THEN do the vacuum thing on the bullseye. No?

  • Reply NikolaAU July 16, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Where can you buy a kit like this for glass repair.

  • Reply Nicole Hsu July 29, 2010 at 5:13 am

    It's a helpful video.
    Thanks, handsome!

  • Reply Sean Hegartty August 12, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I have a Ferrari 355 with a 7in crack on the inside of the windshield under the rear view mirror. Noone in the area will do the repair and I would like to try the repair in the second half of your video without creating the bulseye. Is there a reason that I would have to do the bullseye or can it be done without it? Can you recommend a site to buy the materials, high quality low viscosity resin that will suck into the crack easily?

  • Reply KENT TERRELL August 31, 2010 at 2:30 am

    man just replace the windshield it only take 20 min ok….

  • Reply KENT TERRELL August 31, 2010 at 2:35 am

    who wont to play doctor to a fuckin windshield just replace it, because the police will still give you a ticket with a crack in your windshield….

  • Reply frankyoriginal November 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm


  • Reply jposh707 February 4, 2011 at 2:55 am

    I'd rather see Heath's crack.

  • Reply Monstro April 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    @vise357 hahah…well then why are you watching these videos then? With a $40,000 car budget you shouldn't need to learn how to repair your own windshield now should you… somethings not right..maybe its the 54 yr old guy on youtube calling people 'jacklegs' in jealousy?

  • Reply chipcookington June 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    ive been repairing windshields for 86 years, and this young man is doing a great job. He was trained the right way.

  • Reply Jake June 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I've been repairing windshields since the first car was invented. I was also banging Henry Ford's wife (what a hussy). This young whippersnapper is doing it right. The crack I mean, the wife is dead.

  • Reply Julio Ramoondoe July 20, 2011 at 1:19 am


  • Reply Julio Ramoondoe July 20, 2011 at 1:20 am

    @chipcookington LOL

  • Reply nasiri78 August 23, 2011 at 6:54 am

    lol, I just like watching heath.

  • Reply Richard Gaitho September 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    this guy is so great i wish i was him

  • Reply bimmer881 November 17, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Nice hat!

  • Reply MojoMoto November 29, 2011 at 1:29 am

    What about putting a mat in the car where your tools are so you don't scratch the paint. I hope you know how to work a buffer to!

  • Reply Heath Heine February 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    @lorddinaire I suggest NOVUS windshield repair to fix the crack. They are almost as good as Clearview. šŸ˜‰

  • Reply Heath Heine February 17, 2012 at 4:24 am

    @MrKeithStone I do use a mat on all customer vehicles . These repairs we on the Clearview mobile

  • Reply bradley081 March 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    John Cena without the steriods

  • Reply Heath Heine March 19, 2012 at 5:07 am

    @bradley081 I'll take that as a compliment. Thanks.

  • Reply ted mayvaian April 19, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Broken Windshield?
    We waive up to $500 of your deductible
    $0 stone chip repair

  • Reply dhougone May 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Vladiator, you're sol. I do this and you're gonna have to replace the while windshield.

  • Reply dhougone May 10, 2012 at 12:04 am

    This crack could have been done without putting the bullseye chip. Doing that can actually cause the windshield to crack even more. It's best to keep drilling till you hit the second later of the glass and stop there. And regular scotch tape is suppose to go over the crack with more resin after the process he did.

  • Reply Storcher398 November 8, 2012 at 1:41 am

    What is Resin where can I buy it, and what tool do I need to apply it to my bong. crack is about 9 inchs in a U shape and its on the curved surface base side of the bong.

  • Reply Amie Elwood December 3, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Cena <3 lol

  • Reply LION'S DEN AESTHETICS December 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

    ya, Go ahead and call these guys in mississauga ontario,they tell you its oem glass its not!!! and then the guy tell you "sir,its original!!! B.S.IT WAS my stupidity to fall for it i knew i should of left!!out of 6 calls i made that night,cause i wasnt comfortable with what he said to me.only 2 companies only told me the truth!! So dont use these guys!! you screw people once,you will never screw them again!!!!!

  • Reply Astrid Stocks March 25, 2013 at 3:11 am

    So simple when done by a pro! I think I will look you up in Denver Surreybelle

  • Reply Burt Purvis June 21, 2013 at 7:37 am

    What a joke of a repairer! 1 He doesnt need to bulls eye the crack! We stopped doing that about 20 years ago. Wheres your crack spreader bar?? & whats with the flexing probe being used on the inside of the windsheild?? Wrong wrong wrong & lets let the sun cure it now?? Dont you have a UV Curing Lamp? I cant beleive people buy the crap! You need me to give you a lesson pal

  • Reply Juanita Almestica July 24, 2013 at 3:12 am

    what do you use as a resin ?

  • Reply Aaron Brummett July 29, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Yes, we all would love to know this answer!

  • Reply ruffyatutube July 29, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Is the second method the cheaper, easier way to go?

  • Reply ruffyatutube July 29, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    And can you point a link to where the items can be purchased?

  • Reply Jadey6 September 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    i feel like this was the only expert village video i every watched that was good..

  • Reply Adilen Fernandez July 9, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Where can I purchase the tools used for this job

  • Reply Drop Dead Fred July 19, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    This did not tell me how to know whether the crack can be repaired. E.g., can an internal crack that is smooth on both sides be repaired? If so, how? etc.

  • Reply Panthers1521 September 25, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Hi Heath!

  • Reply Burt Purvis April 10, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Have you ever repaired an Aliens spaceship while eating a sandwich?

  • Reply lucytupper69 April 18, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Which repair system are you using?

  • Reply MrMagickent June 14, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    What if there's no sun light? I don't want to wait a week for a clear day.

  • Reply puscas lucian April 8, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Someone can repair like this in Aberdeen(Scotland) area .I have a 15 cm crack on my windscreen il L shape.If yes please sent a email to [email protected]

  • Reply Bianca Mongaya March 7, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Is it possible to repair a crack without air pockets? A spider web like crack. I tried this but it doesn't work. I think resin cant enter into the crack. Anyone having the same problem? Help me please. Thanks.

  • Reply kirk toufor August 6, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    This guy pisses me off for some strange reason

  • Reply Ashley Davies September 18, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Ah so this is where Mark Hoppus got to…

  • Reply erik yaƱez December 7, 2018 at 2:03 am

    PĆ©sima tu reparaciĆ³n

  • Reply gitra 182 channel July 3, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Mark hoppus…

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